Red

1996 Château Ausone

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 2008 - 2030 (Edit)
CT92.3 29 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • steinersing wrote: 95 points

    July 6, 2019 - opened 4 hours ahead from half. This is now finally in its drinking window. impressive intensity without undue heaviness. exciting nose with a bit of asphalt. great density. long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CamWheeler wrote: 92 points

    June 21, 2018 - Mivvy Catchup: Blind. Blackcurrant, eucalypt, tobacco and pencil shavings. Tannic grip with good fruit in the background. Lovely composure and great length. Delightful wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    November 25, 2017 - Austere in nature, there is an herbal, leafy edge to the fresh, red fruits crushed stone and earthy character. There is concentration and an almost Medocian nature to the fruit and tannins. Time should help, but fully soften and flesh out the wine. Lovers of classic Bordeaux that miss this style will like this more than I did.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • peternelson wrote: flawed

    December 11, 2016 - corked

  • jasonh wrote: flawed

    December 11, 2016 - Corked :-(

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  • By Neal Martin
    Long and Winding Road: Ausone 1912–1999 (Mar 2018), 3/18/2018 (link)

    (Ausone Ausone Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/30/2006 (link)

    (Ch Ausone St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Chateau Ausone Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

    (Chateau Ausone Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2005 (link) 94 points

    (Château Ausone) Haunting, incense, truffle nose; black fruit, truffle, earthy palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2003 (link) 94 points

    (Château Ausone) Licorice, incense nose; rich, showy, black fruit, licorice, incense palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Ausone
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Code 000002263168

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 451 (66%)
  • Consumed 231 (34%)

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